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  Get your girl band on this Saturday, April 19, for Record Store Day in New York City and across the country. The day promotes what record shops do best: provide rare goods for the hungriest fans to slobber over. You might be able to order pork soup buns online these days, but the stuff we're about to tell you about is available exclusively at independent retailers on Record Store Day. Find your participating store here and you'll go from "But it's my ... Read More
Tune in musical folks - we have some good news for the busted guitar stuffed in the back of your closet, begging to be united with your once curious fingers. Owners of Brooklyn Lutherie, Mamie Minch and Chloe Swantner, run the only female-owned, and staffed stringed-instrument repair shop in all of New York City and Brooklyn. These two highly masterful ladies have dedicated their expertise to meeting the needs of your precious instruments. Brooklyn Lutherie offers ... Read More
Are you soaking in the bliss of a recent engagement? Does your big day loom just around the corner, yet you're still on the hunt for some sudden inspiration? Have we got the event for you. Toasted Brooklyn is New York City’s largest indie wedding event and it’s hitting Greenpoint, Brooklyn on April 13th, 2014.   Not looking forward to the flood of spring nuptials you’ll have to attend that will all look exactly the same? Neither are we. It ... Read More
Annette and Sue Amendola, sisters living in Brooklyn, New York, have been putting up a nativity scene in the lot next to their home for more than ten years. The real Christmas miracle, though, is the fantastic colony of feral cats that takes over the space annually. They curl up between the figurines and cuddle on the warm hay bale that serves as a manger and, duh, it's freakin' adorable.  According to the Amendola sisters, when they lay the baby Jesus in the ... Read More
I don't know about you, but I'm super enamored of Uzo Aduba and Danielle Brooks, better known as Crazy Eyes and Taystee, the characters they play on the Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. Aduba, who has a strong background in theater, is easily one of the best actors on the show, and it doesn't hurt that her character is incredibly heartbreaking and complex. Brooks plays the perceived comic relief, but as the plot develops, her character, Taystee, is ... Read More
I’ve found my new musical crush in Sharkmuffin, an all-female noise-punk trio from Brooklyn whose third EP 1097 debuts this month. If their first two EPs were humble admissions of guilt, 1097 is the realization that they were right all along—a giant ‘fuck you’ to whoever pissed them off personally or politically.   The cover for the first track, "Foul Play" features lead guitarist/vocalist Tarra Thiessen on a beach between two cairns, maybe ... Read More
  Live Through This, a portrait series by Brooklyn-based photographer Dese'Rae L. Stage, takes a unique approach to suicide prevention: it puts a face and name to the survivors.  Stage, who is a survivor of nine years of self-injury and suicide attempt, wanted to shed some light on a highly taboo but prominent issue. According to the project's website, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US and a suicide is attempted every 40 to 60 seconds. ... Read More
How do I love Fred Flare?...Let me count the ways! Where else could you score roller skates, a turntable, and a giant gummy bear on a stick...all at the same time? Fred Flare is the ultimate kooky-kitschy experience, perfectly curated for the total weirdo in all of us. Now, after fifteen years, the dream is over. Fred Flare creators, Chris and Keith, are reportedly "packing up the three cats" and "moving to the country" and we couldn't be any more bummed! There's ... Read More
In case Hand Job Academy’s awesome name didn’t already intrigue you, then the Brooklyn-based rap group’s new video, “Shark Week” is sure to do the job (ha ha ha GET IT?!?). In the video, the trio, made up of three friends—Lil T, a.k.a. Meg Skaff, a 23-year-old filmmaker and the director of “Shark Week”; Clara Bizna$$, a.k.a. Claire Beaudreault, a professional nail artist; and Ash Wednesday, whose real name remains ... Read More
If you’re a fan Breaking Bad, dry your finale tears 'cause you’re in for a treat! Recently, Do or Dine owner/chef Justin Warner and New York Post reporter Kate Briquelet spotted Breaking Bad yarn bombs in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, NY. On the entrance of the G train at Bedford and Nostrand stands a simple crocheted “BrBa,” the show’s infamous symbol, and on the corner of Dekalb Ave and Spencer Ct is a fence that holds a ... Read More
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